Christ liveth in me

1
Once far from God and dead in sin,
  No light my heart could see;
But in God’s Word the light I found,
  Now Christ liveth in me.
  Christ liveth in me,
Christ liveth in me;
Oh! what a salvation this,
  That Christ liveth in me.
2
As rays of light from yonder sun,
  The flow’rs of earth set free,
So life and light and love come forth
  From Christ living in me.
3
As lives the flow’r within the seed,
  As in the cone the tree,
So, praise the Christ of truth and grace,
  His Spirit dwelleth in me.
4
With longing all my heart is filled,
  That like Him I may be,
As on the wondrous thought I dwell
  That Christ liveth in me.
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Lovely hymn. Verse 3 is a beautiful depiction of Christ living in us who have accepted Him as Saviour. ❤


Marjorie Batson

New York, NY, United States

Oh to honor the dwelling of the Holy Spirit. Christ lives in me.... in me!!! I just want to shout it out. Thank You Jesus for living in me. I honor Your Spirit Lord. Live in me, Lord.


Allen In Christ

Pretoria, South Africa

Salvation is the living Christ in me. Hallelujah


Sue

Beijing

What a salvation this. Christ living in me!


Eldie Calderon

Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines

Oh Christ liveth in me, oh what a salvation I have once when I start believe in Him.


Ana Lara

Tolland, Connecticut, United States

Daniel Webster Whittle was born on November 22, 1840 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts and died March 4th, 1901 in Northfield, MA.

He was a gospel song lyricist, evangelist and Bible teacher. Whittle is associated with the evangelistic campaigns of

D. L. Moody.

He married Abbie Hanson in 1861 the night before he deployed with company B of the 72nd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. He was wounded at Vicksburg and marched with General Sherman’s forces through Georgia. Whittle was promoted with the rank of major at the end of the war and still is know among hymnologists as Major Whittle.

Settling down in Chicago to work for the Elgin Clock Company, he became closely associated with Moody who encouraged him to go into evangelistic work.

One of Whittle’s war experiences served as a basis for the gospel song “Hold the Fort” by Phillip Paul Bliss of whom Whittle edited a biography. Of his nearly 200 hymns, “I Know Whom I Have Believed in” is among his most popular which is under his pseudo name EL NATHAN.


Yuri Reyes

Portland, Oregon, United States

Christ liveth O what a salvation this that Christ liveth in me!!!


Robert Pineda

New York, NY, United States

The simplicity and humility of this hymn touches my spirit, as it reflects on this great truth: that Jesus Christ, the Pantocrator, the Theanthropos, dwells in us!

With longing all my heart is filled,

That like Him I may be,

As on the wondrous thought I dwell

That CHRIST LIVETH IN ME.


Karen

Plano, Texas, United States

Christ lives me!


Marieth

Houston, Texas, United States

Cristo vive em mim

Cristo vive em mim

Oh que grande salvação

Que Cristo vive em mim!

In the church meetings, we may enjoy singing, "Christ liveth in me, Christ liveth in me." However, when the meeting is over, we are the ones who live, not Christ. Instead of Christ living in us, our inward being is occupied with ourselves. But if we see the vision of Christ living in us, we shall stop all our doing. How blessed it is to do nothing and to let Christ live in us! The Lord does not want us to try to improve our behavior. He does not want us to try to be a good husband or wife. The Christian life is Christ living in us. In such a life, we and Christ have one life and one living. Christ lives in our living. Oh, we desperately need to see this vision! We need to pray, "Lord, show me the vision that God only wants one Person. He wants Christ to live in me." This vision will spontaneously terminate all of our efforts and doings. It will turn us from our trying to the indwelling Christ.

I appreciate the fact that Christ lives in us. There is even a hymn in our hymnal with this chorus:

Christ liveth in me,

Christ liveth in me;

Oh! what a salvation this,

That Christ liveth in me.

However, simply to say that Christ lives in us is to be too objective. We also need to experience living in Christ and doing all things in Him. What a salvation it is to live in Him! If we live in Him, we shall enjoy His salvation day by day. This salvation can be compared to riding in a car. As long as we remain in the car, we enjoy salvation. When I ride in a car, I am not worried about what direction I am going or anything else. I may rest, pray, or enjoy sight-seeing. I simply rest and enjoy myself. In like manner, when we are in Christ, we should simply rest and enjoy ourselves. We should enjoy the life in Christ.

The burden of this ministry is to produce Christ in the believers. This means that the goal of this ministry is not to teach you to be humble or merely to glorify God in your behavior. Rather, the goal of this ministry is to "inject" you with Christ, to impart Christ as an "antibiotic" to you. The more we receive such an injection, the more we will be able to sing, "Christ liveth in me,/Christ liveth in me;/Oh! what a salvation this,/That Christ liveth in me" (Hymns, #507). On the one hand, this injection of Christ will kill our old man; on the other hand, it will make us producers of Christ, those who minister Christ to others.